& the tribulations
Pastor Max Solbrekken
are living in the End Times - The rapture of the church is near.
A large segment of the Christian community seems to be living
under an illusion that the rapture of the church will take place
before anyone tastes even a little bit of difficulty and
ME SAY CLEARLY THAT THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE FALLACY AND
the onset however, let me clarify that I believe in a
pre-tribulation rapture and that the Church of Jesus Christ WILL
NOT go through the Great Tribulation, written of in the Book of
Revelation! In fact, there are three Tribulation Periods spoken of
in the Bible.
The FIRST TRIBULATION began on the day of Pentecost and the
devil has been tribulation and persecuting the Church ever since!
This first tribulation period will conclude when the last gentile
is saved by the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ, and Jesus Christ
returns in the FIRST STAGE of his coming!
SECOND TRIBULATION is that period of seven years known as "Jacob's
Troubles" or "Daniels 70th Week" and
also the "Great Tribulation."
will be a time when God outpours His wrath on the Antichrist
(also known as the Antichrist, The Beast and 666) and a wicked
antichrist will rule and force every person to accept the MARK OF
THE BEAST, the number 666 imprinted on their body, generally
thought to be on the forehead or hand. Without taking this
number of the beast, 666, you will not be able to buy or sell.
remember, taking the Mark of the Beast takes away your right to
enter the Kingdom of Heaven. This is why it is so important
that you prepare your heart and life for the Rapture of Jesus
Christ and be included in the Rapture, taken to heaven to be with
must accept Jesus Christ into your heart (John 3:16). Read How
Can I Be Saved.
THIRD TRIBULATION begins when the feet of Jesus Christ stand
on the Mount of Olives in the second stage of His return.
(Zechariah 14:4) The resurrected glorified Son of God and
Saviour will then mount a white horse (Rev.elation19:11) and ride
out to the Valley of Jehosophat, to conquer the Anti Christ.
This I refer to as THE ANTI-CHRIST'S TRIBULATION.
Christ will destroy the anti-Christ, the filthy beast, 666, with
the breath of his mouth and the antichrist will be no more.
Jesus Christ is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords.
THE MARK OF THE BEAST YOU CAN'T BUY OR SELL
is this Beast that
forces the world to worship him and receive his Mark?
the Beast of Bible Prophecy doesn't take a degree in theology or
biblical languages. A King James Version of the Bible and some
careful comparison of Bible passages will do.
Bible clearly depicts the Beast as an enemy of God and His
Through an understanding of prophetic symbols, we may identify
him. Examining Revelation 13:1-10 we find that the Beast:
from the sea.
Resembles a leopard, a bear, and a lion.
Has seven heads with ten crowned horns.
Receives a deadly wound in his head, which eventually heals.
Speaks blasphemous words.
Rules and oppresses for 42 prophetic months or 1260 years.
Receives authority and power from the dragon, identified in
Revelation 12:9 as the devil.
Beast sounds like a world-class monster! Who is he? Who is
important principle in understanding Bible prophecy is to allow
the Bible to interpret itself. For instance, the Beast is seen
rising from the sea, which in prophetic language means peoples,
multitudes, nations, and tongues (Revelation 17:15). By
application, this power would arise from a densely populated area.
we turn to the Old Testament prophet, Daniel, for some help in
understanding what the lion, the bear, and the leopard represent.
In Daniel, chapters 2 and 7, we find a description of world
superpowers in succession: Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, and an
unnamed fourth power. In each chapter the same nations are
represented, but with different symbols. In chapter 7 they are
represented as a lion, a bear, a leopard, and a beast with ten
comparing Daniel's vision with John's, we find a ten-horned beast
in both visions with a similar description. The successor of
Greece was the Roman Empire. Is this the ten-horned Beast of
Daniel, chapter 7 and Revelation, chapter 13 ? Partially.
BEAST IS THE EMPEROR'S CHILD
old Roman Empire does not exist today, but an entity which evolved
from it does - Constantine's child, the Roman Catholic Church. Its
popes still believe they hold spiritual authority over the entire
world. The fourth beast is papal Rome. The remaining symbols will
DOES REVELATION 13:1 DESCRIBE BABYLON, PERSIA & GREECE TO
DESCRIBE PAPAL ROME?
does Revelation 13:1 use the descriptions of Babylon, Persia, and
Greece to describe papal Rome? Daniel saw the lingering influence
of the first three empires: "As concerning the rest of
the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives
were prolonged for a season and a time" (Daniel
did papal Rome resemble Greece, Persia, and Babylon? Greek
philosophy seeped into the teachings of the church. The Emperor
Constantine practiced a Persian form of Sun worship known as
he made Christianity the religion of the Roman Empire, he
legislated the veneration of Sunday to unite his pagan and
Christian subjects. The papacy wholeheartedly embraced the new
"Lord's day." Eventually, a death decree was passed
against those who would not comply, like the decree of
Nebuchadnezzar on the Babylonian plains of Dura.
DO THE SEVEN HORNS REPRESENT?
seven horns were seven tribes who made up the Western Roman Empire
and whose kings gave the papacy its political strength. There had
been ten tribes, but three were destroyed and plundered by the
papacy when they refused to obey its mandates (Daniel 7:8).
were the Beast's great words of blasphemy? Pope Leo XIII said of
himself and his papal predecessors, "We hold upon the earth
the place of God Almighty." The popes and the
priests they ordain claim power to forgive sins.
Bible teaches that it is blasphemous for a mere man to claim this
divine prerogative (Mark 2:7). Yet, the modern papacy, which is so
readily admired by the world, still claims this power. John Paul
II reprimanded Catholics for accepting the "widespread idea
that one can obtain forgiveness directly from God," and
exhorted them to confess more often to their priests.
papacy boldly claims divine infallibility. During the ages of
papal supremacy, countless millions of sincere Christians, who
dared to question this claim, were eliminated.
iron rule of the papacy continued until she received her deadly
wound in 1798 when Napoleon's army captured and exiled the pope.
This was exactly 1260 years (42 prophetic months) from the year
538 when Vigilius, Bishop of Rome, put the papacy into political
power in Western Europe.
BEAST MAKES A COMEBACK
Beast Will Make a Comeback
I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly
wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the
its humbling blow 200 years ago, the papacy has made an
astonishing comeback. Great nations of the world now send
ambassadors to the Vatican, and their leaders seek audiences with
PRIEST, CHURCH or PASTOR CAN REMOVE OUR OBLIGATION TO FOLLOW GOD'S
re-emergence of the papacy in world politics is no human
accomplishment. The Bible clearly states, "...and the
dragon [the devil] gave him his power, and his seat, and great
authority" (Revelation 13:2). No other explanation can be
given for the charismatic return of the papacy to world
prominence, nor the power it will hold when "all that
dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not
written in the book of life..." (Revelation 13:8).
world leaders believe the modern papacy bears no resemblance to
the ancient papacy. The history of papal persecutions is
considered a relic of the dark ages for which even John Paul II
has apologized. Yet, the Bible predicts that the world will be
forced - on pain of death - to acknowledge the Bishop of Rome's
unscriptural authority over every man's conscience and over the
Word of God. (Revelation 13:8, 11, 12).
THE BIBLE REVEAL WHO IS THE ANTI-CHRIST?
are many sincere Catholics who serve God to the best of their
knowledge as taught by the Roman Catholic priesthood. Yet, today,
God is seeking to enlighten all His children to the truths in the
Bible, whatever faith they hold. No church, priest, or pastor can
remove our obligation to follow God and His Word.
Bible reveals that the papacy will not accomplish its return to
religious supremacy without assistance. To aid in the papacy's
quest for worldwide dominance comes a second beast (Revelation
13:11). Described by John as lamblike, it manifests Christian
principles and works deceptive miracles to "prove" that
worshiping the Beast is worshiping God! (Revelation 13:11-14.)
Then, as if her "proof" is not enough, she will force
the world to accept the authority of the papacy.
IS THE BEAST ANTICHRIST 666?
Beast with the Split Personality. Who is this lamblike
beast who will speak and act like a dragon? How will this
beast enforce the religious and political supremacy of the papacy?
TO IDENTITY OF THE SECOND BEAST ARE IN REVELATION CHAPTER 13
are given ample clues as to the identity of the second beast of
Revelation, chapter 13.
In contrast to the first beast, it comes from the earth, or from
an unpopulated region of the world.
2. Its horns, the symbols of its authority, are lamblike or
3. Although it begins like a lamb, it ends as a dragon.
4. It has the political power to force the inhabitants of
the world to worship the first Beast and to
receive his Mark.
WILL THE ANTI-CHRIST COME FROM?
one nation fits this description: The United States of America.
What other nation has emerged from a previously unpopulated area
and championed the Christian causes of freedom and representative
government like the United States? And, what other nation has the
political power to force its agendas, through economic boycott or
sheer military strength, like the United States?
hundred years ago, Protestantism was so strong in American
politics that no one believed the Vatican and the United States
would ever cooperate in world affairs. But recent history bears a
far different story. Public outcries from Protestants about
exchange visits between the U.S. and the Vatican are now strangely
absent. Instead, conservative Catholics and Protestants are allied
in a culture war against the advocates of abortion, same-sex
marriage, and pornography.
administration under former President Ronald Reagan openly admits
to secret agreements with the Vatican to bring down European
Communism. For the United States - the most Protestant nation in
the world - and the Vatican, no historical impediment remains for
their cooperation in enforcing the Mark of the Beast.
Pope Leo XIII, "Encyclical Letter" of June 20, 1894.
2. Schanche, Don A. , "No Forgiveness 'Directly From God,'
Pope says," Los Angeles Times, December
12, 1984, p. 11.
3. Time, February 24, 1992.
facts & information
Central Computer System
central computer for America is in Texas, and the international
computer that ties all the national central computers together is
situated in Brussels, Belgium.
Brussels computer is housed on a 13 story building, the first
three floors of which are occupied totally by this system's hardware.
Because of its size, the Brussels computer is referred to
affectionately as 'The Beast.'
immense computer has enough capacity to store every detail about
the lives of every human being on Earth, the information contained
in the Library of Congress, and every book ever printed.
operated for years, it stores a growing volume of information as
additional countries tie into it every more heavily."
goes on to describe how some computers are defined by their size
and shape. One is "a six-core memory computer with 60 bytes
per word in conjunction with six bits to the character. It is
named and advertised as the 6-60-6."
is also some info about a national identification number which is
based on an 18 digit system. Social Security number (9), telephone
area code (3), country code (3).This equals 15 and "The
missing 3-digit code specifies that you are in the system:
666." So everyone in the world would have the first three
numbers being 666.
Week in Bible Prophecy' also had an article called "666
is Here", which talked about big companies changing their
credit cards to follow this 18 digit code.
the US Government used to use the code 451 on all its stuff, but
now even dog tags are supposed to be converted to incorporate the
ABOUT THE ANTICHRIST
Antichrist must arise as the Little Horn in Europe (among the 10
divisions of the Roman Empire.)
Antichrist must uproot three divisions
Antichrist must reign 1260 days then receive a deadly wound which
must be healed.
Antichrist must show himself to be God or earth.
Antichrist must claim to be the Vicar or substitute Christ.
Antichrist must take to himself powers belonging only to
Antichrist must persecute the saints.
Antichrist must have the number 666 in his title and this
number we find in the Hebrew of the Old Testament, and
the Greek of the New Testament, and in the Latin of the Catholic
NAMES USED IN THE BIBLE
FOR THE ANTICHRIST
for the Antichrist
shall come in his own name
Assyrian; also Micah 5:6
beast, also Revelation 13:3,4,15,15,17,28;
Revelation 16:13; 17:7,8,12,13,16, Daniel 7:11
beast...is of the seven
beast...is the eighth
beast...shall ascend out of the bottomless pit
beast that was and is not
beast that yet is
fourth beast (a kingdom, also a king); also Daniel
also Isaiah 28:18
also many other verses
hell; also Isaiah 28:18
also many other verses
had a bow
whose coming is after the
working of Satan
iron; also Daniel 2:35,41,42,45
king of fierce countenance
of a man
man of sin (or lawlessness)
wicked prince of Israel
prince that shall come
son of perdition
of (a) devil
SEAT NUMBER 666 IN
THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT
IS THE ANTI-CHRIST - WHO WILL FILL THE SEAT 666?
Vacant Seat Number 666 in the European Parliament
on the opening of the Fifth Elected Parliament of Europe in
Strasbourg and its occupancy of the new Parliament Buildings:
Ian R.K: Paisley, M.P., M.E.PThe recently elected Fifth Parliament
of Europe met on Tuesday, 20th July, 1999, in its new glass
building which cost the taxpayers of Europe an as yet uncalculated
sum of billions of Pounds. The first meeting, due to begin at
10.00 a.m., did not start until 10.30 because the amplification
system, which cost millions of Pounds, was defective. No doubt
more defects in this Crystal Palace will be manifested in the days
the Members of the European Parliament had no say whatsoever in
where the building was to be located, what its design was to be,
what amount of money was to be spent on it, or how it was to be
French Government forced it both upon Members of Parliament and
upon the Governments of European Union countries, Germany and the
United Kingdom being made to foot the exorbitant bill. These two
countries are Europe's pay slaves.
prophetic significance of the European Union has been revealed as
the saga unfolds.
the sign which it chose as its symbol was the Woman riding the
Beast. This comes from a prophecy in Revelation 17. The depiction
of the harlot woman was reproduced on the centenary stamp of the
European Union, in a huge painting in the Parliament's new
building in Brussels, and by a huge sculpture outside the new
European Union Council of Ministers Office in Brussels.
new European coinage, the Euro, bears the same insignia. The Tower
of Babel has been used on the posters emanating from Europe - a
truly suggestive prophetic sign.
a massive Crystal Palace tower (officially called the Tower
Building) houses the Fifth Parliament of Europe.
is certainly a building of the Space Age. The seats of its massive
hemicycle are designed like the crew seats in the Star Trek space
machines. There are 679 of them - but wait for it!
these seats are allocated to Members, one seat remains unallocated
and unoccupied. The number of that seat is 666. The relevant
section of the seating-plan provided to each Member reads as
PARLIAMENT SEAT NUMBERS & MEMBERS
De La Perrière
13:18: "Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding
count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and
his number is Six hundred threescore and six." That is
this scripture is being fulfilled before our very eyes.
Antichrist's seat will be occupied. The world awaits his full and
final development. The Lord will destroy him by the spirit of His
mouth (the Word of God) and by the brightness of His coming (2
Thessalonians 2:8). The coming of the Lord draweth nigh.
Thessalonians 2:8: "And then shall that
Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of
his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and
signs and lying wonders."
SIGNIFICANT SIGNS OF
THE END TIMES
does the Bible say?
by: Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
are four significant signs that show us where we stand today in
relation to then end times and our Lord’s soon return, namely:
Sick Condition of our Planet
Sick Condition of the World
Sick Condition of Israel
Sick Condition of the Church
#1 - THE SICK CONDITION OF OUR PLANET
Bible states: “For the earnest expectation of the creature
waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the
creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason
of Him who hath subjected the same in hope. Because the
creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of
corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in
pain together until now."
not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of
the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for
the adoption, to wit (that is to say), the redemption of our
body.” (Romans 8:19-23)
everywhere are waiting for the ‘MANIFESTATION OF THE SONS OF
GOD’! What does that mean? Six billion people are
looking for an escape from the emptiness, fear, torment, sickness
and bondage in which they live.
ENTIRE WORLD IS WAITING FOR US - GOD’S CHILDREN TO BE SO FILLED
WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT THAT WE CAN FREE THEM FROM THE TYRANNY AND
LIES OF THE DEVIL AND HIS EMISSARIES.
believe for a moment, that the millions lost in sin and bound by
evil spirits of occultism, superstition, false religion, satanic
oppression and sexual perversion are happy in that state! No
one enjoys being in slavery to witchcraft, fear, torment and evil
some are sufficiently deceived to live in a fool’s paradise
having convinced themselves that everything is A-Okay, but the
opposite is true. If everything is all right, why do so many
rock musicians die of drug overdoses and commit suicide? Why
do many Hollywood stars die of alcoholism, suicide and drug
overdoses? And why do wealthy, successful people - who
seem to have everything going for them - take their own lives?
Bible says, “But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it
cannot rest, bringing forth mire and dirt. There is no peace saith
my God to the wicked”. (Isaiah 57:20-21)
enemy is not flesh and blood, but Satan himself and all his demons
that tempt, deceive, coerce, inhibit, afflict, torment, steal and
kill! Our battle is with the devil - not with human
beings, however he does use people to do his bidding! The
devil must have his emissaries & ministers, to do his evil
what of the Hindu extremists constantly fighting the Muslims in
India and the Seiks battling the Hindus? And the (political)
ungodly Roman Catholic IRA killing the (political)
‘Christian-in-name-only’ Protestants and vice versa?
if the pagan are so happy in their religious life, why are there
so many ‘holy jihads’? Two examples: Muslim Iran against
Muslim Iraq in a seven year war that saw one million men die, and
at present Islamic extremists terrorizing and butchering hundreds
of their own people in Algeria?
DO NOT KNOW GOD and have not been changed by His mighty power.
Anyone who has been converted to Christ, being born again by the
Word of God and the Holy Spirit, would certainly not be waging
‘holy wars’ against their fellowmen. The only warfare
that we are commanded to fight is the ‘Good Fight of
DO WE FIGHT THE DEVIL?
Bible says, “Satan, your adversary, goeth about like a roaring
lion, seeking who he may devour, whom resist in the faith...” (1
Peter 5:9) We resist him by serving Jesus to the best of our
ability; by living a holy and righteous life, preaching the gospel
of Jesus Christ, healing the sick and casting our devils!
Scripture says, “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal,
but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth
itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity
every thought to the obedience of Christ;” (2 Corinthians
our search for more land to conquer, new technologies to improve
our living standards, and the pursuit or more wealth, man has
engaged in wars, enslavement, violence and pollution which has
raped our environment, land, water and air.
Planet is groaning under the terrible weight of the awful harvest
of mankind’s sins of rebellion, greed, hatred, violence and
the beginning, after the fall of our first parents, THE ENTIRE
HUMAN RACE was plunged into sin, fear, sickness & death! God
immediately placed a curse upon the earth - “And unto Adam He
said, Because thou hast harkened unto the voice of thy wife, and
hast eaten of the tree of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou
shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow
shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life”. (Genesis 3:17)
PLANET is struggling to stay alive and is groaning under this
burden! The ‘second law of thermodynamics’ began after the
fall and continues today with aging, deterioration and decay. Only
the return of Jesus Christ will salvage the earth. Mankind will
not be allowed to destroy the earth, but will be punished for
defiling and polluting it, as is prophesied in the last book of
BIBLE SAYS, “And the nations were angry, and Thy wrath is come,
and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that
Thou shouldest give reward unto Thy servants the prophets, and to
the saints, and them that fear Thy name, small and great; And
shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.” (Revelation
will have the last word and will judge polluters! If you want a
good example of this, look at the former Soviet Union which
polluted the land, sea and air and after raping the environment,
ended up totally bankrupt.
CHRIST MUST RETURN IN ORDER TO SAVE US FROM OUR OWN DESTRUCTIONS,
SO THAT HE CAN REIGN ON THIS EARTH FOR 1000 YEARS OF PEACE AND
in Jesus Christ, like St. Paul, are waiting for the moment when we
can be free from the limitations of our weak, carnal flesh and to
be glorified (in the next life) to forever be in Heaven with Jesus
Christ and all the redeemed from all ages! WE WILL THEN RECEIVE A
RESURRECTED BODY WITHOUT THE LIMITATIONS WE HAVE TODAY.
Bible says, “And not only they, but ourselves also, which have
the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within
ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit (that is to say), the
redemption of our body.” (Romans 8:23)
will be a joyful time of peace and glory as we live eternally in
Heaven with our Lord Jesus Christ and all the redeemed from every
nation, tongue and people of all ages"
I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the
voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings,
saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. Let us be
glad and rejoice, and give honour to Him: for the marriage of the
Lamb is come, and His wife hath made herself ready."
to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean
and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. And
he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto
the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are
the true sayings of God.” (Revelation 19:6-9)
#2 - THE SICK CONDITION OF THE WORLD
Bible says, “Love not the world, neither the things that are in
the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is
not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh,
and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the
Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the
lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for
ever.” (1 John 2:15-17)
are Satan’s three knockout-punches which he uses to tempt the
“children of men”, namely: 1) the lust of the eyes 2) the
lust of the flesh and 3) the pride of life.
used these three temptations on Eve with great success. “And
when the woman saw that the tree was good for food (lust of the
flesh), and that it was pleasant to the eyes (lust of th eyes),
and a tree to be desired to make one wise (the pride of life), she
took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her
husband with her; and he did eat.” (Gen. 3:6)
David fell under this temptation also: He saw a beautiful woman
taking a bath in the privacy of her garden (the lust of the eyes).
He desired her and sent for her, committing adultery (the lust of
the flesh). HE FELL AFTER ONLY TWO STRIKES
DEFEATED HIM TOTALLY
was a different story when Satan used his time-tested strategy on
our Lord Jesus Christ. He withstood the temptation and defeated
the devil each time he came with a new “trick up his
Jesus had fasted 40 days, Satan said to Him: “Command that these
stones be made bread.” (the lust of the flesh) Jesus answered,
“It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every
word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God."
devil tried again: “If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself
down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge
concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest
at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. (the pride of
life) Jesus answered, “It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt
the Lord thy God.” IN OTHER WORDS, GOD DOESN’T CLOWN FOR
Satan showed Jesus all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of
time and said: “All these things will I give thee (pride of
life), if thou wilt fall down and worship me.” WHAT A
DESPICABLE, ARROGANT, EGOTIST SATAN IS! Jesus rebuffed him
immediately with the Word of God saying, “Get thee hence, Satan
(enemy): for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God,
and Him only shalt thou serve.” (Matt. 4:1-11)
HAD TO LEAVE HIM, THEN
Bible affirms that Satan is “the god of this world” and “the
spirit which now worketh in the children of the disobedience”.
(John 12:31; Ephesians 2:2) He is the world’s greatest liar and
the father of lies and a murderer extra-ordinaire (John 8:44))
whole world lies in the lap of the wicked one (1 John 5:19) and he
“goeth about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour”
(1 Peter 5:8). We however, can “resist him in the faith and he
will flee from us”. (1 Peter 5:9; James 4:7)
Bible records that Demos was swayed by the bright lights of
Thessalonica and forsook Paul, “having loved this present
world” (2 Timothy 4:10). And St. John commends the young men in
the Church for overcoming the wicked one! (1 John 2:13)
PAUL WARNED OF THE TOTAL DETERIORATION OF MORALITY, DECENCY AND
FAIRNESS IN THE LAST DAYS. DECADENCE & PERVERSION WILL RULE
JUST PRIOR TO OUR LORD’S RETURN, STATED THE APOSTLE! AS WE READ
THE PROPHECY WE FEEL SADDENED BY THE RESEMBLANCE OF OUR PRESENT
AGE TO THE PROPHETIC WORD OF GOD.
know also, that IN THE LAST DAYS PERILOUS TIMES SHALL COME. For
men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters,
proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers,
incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good.
heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from
such turn away.” (2 Timothy 3:1-5)
the Spirit speaketh expressly, that IN THE LATTER TIMES SOME SHALL
DEPART FROM THE FAITH, giving heed to seducing spirits, and
doctrines of devils;” (1 Timothy 4:1) “And have no fellowship
with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of
them in secret.” (Ephesians 5:11-12) “Brethren, be
followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have
us for an ensample. (For many walk, of whom I have told you often,
and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the
cross of Christ: Whose end is destruction, whose God is their
belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly
things.) For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we
look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:” (Philippians
among the reports of hypocrisy, backsliding & gross moral
evils, St. Paul interjects the Blessed Hope of the Return of Jesus
our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the
Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ."
thoughts, actions, prayers, plans, goals and complete agenda here,
is tied to Heaven’s plans, purposes and desires. We belong to
His heavenly kingdom and labour first and foremost for Christ.
is this so important? Only our Blessed Jesus Christ has the
mandate, power & desire to straighten out this wicked world.
Therefore we wait for Him to come.
VYING FOR RESPECTABILITY
prophesied that the time will come, “that whosoever killeth you
will think that he doeth God service”. (John 16:2)
the prophet stated, “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good
evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that
put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are
wise in their own eyes...Which justify the wicked for reward, and
take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!” (Is.
Paul expounded, “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them
that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the
minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious
gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and
ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.” (2 Corinthians 4:3-5)
this WORLD IS EVIL AND PERVERTED is no secret! The world
system that despises that which is good and glorifies that which
is EVIL is a product of Satanic invention, since he is the “god
of this world”.
Paul declares that Jesus Christ “gave Himself for our sins, that
He might deliver us from this present evil world (age), according
to the will of God and our Father”. (Galatians 1:4)
SIGN #3 - THE SICK CONDITION OF ISRAEL
IS VULNERABLE FACING ATTACKS FROM EVERY DIRECTION
this moment in history, Israel is very vulnerable because of the
pressure placed upon them by the nations of the world to give up
land for peace. And
the United States - who traditionally has been their friend, is
turning the screws the hardest of all.
Israel will succumb to all this pressure and give away so much
land that they will be unable to defend themselves. Sometime in
the future, Israel will be deceived into accepting the Antichrist
as their Messiah and will suffer terribly because of that.
Referring to this, our Lord said to the Jewish leaders,
am come in My Father's name, and ye receive Me not: if another
(the anti-Christ) shall come in his own name, him ye will
receive.” (John 5:43
Jewish leaders rejected Jesus Christ Who came to save them in His
Father’s Name. When Antichrist comes in his own name, they will
A SAD & TRAGIC COMMENTARY ON WHAT IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN!
guess is that Iraq will eventually be reduced in power after the
United States and her allies are finished with her. Then
undoubtedly, Iran will pick up the pieces and gobble up Iraq (and
possibly Syria) and control all the oil flow in the Middle East!
(Ezekiel 38 & 39)
WORD STATES THAT RUSSIA WILL RISE UP AGAIN IN GREAT POWER AND LEAD
THE MARCH AGAINST ISRAEL
will then be the dominant power in the area, with the USA and
Israel giving in to their demands! According to God’s Word,
Russia will rise in great power again and lead the march against
prophet Ezekiel declared that Iran (Persia) together with
Ethiopia, Libya & Turkey will march against Israel in the
great battle of ‘Gog and Magog’.
WILL FIGHT FOR ISRAEL AND DEFEND HER
WILL FIGHT FOR ISRAEL AND DEFEND HER! A great slaughter will
unfortunately take place however, before God’s chosen people
come to their senses. They will ultimately receive their long
awaited Messiah Jesus Christ, when He returns n the Second Coming
of Jesus Christ in power and great glory at the end of the age!
Christ will then rule and reign for 1000 years of peace upon
planet earth, as King of kings and Lord of lords!
SIGN #4 - THE SICK CONDITION OF THE CHURCH
Canadian writer, Peter Newman exposes the weaknesses in our
churches and outlines wherein and how we have failed to
communicate the Gospel to our children, grandchildren and our
his recent book, ‘The Canadian Revolution’ Peter Newman
chronicles the free-fall of the United Church of Canada’s
membership as well as their influence in society during the past
writes, “The United Church, formed in 1925 through a union of
Methodists, Presbyterians and Congregationalists, suffered the
steepest decline. Three million Canadians declared their United
Church affiliation to the latest census takers but less than
380,000 bothered going to church. Although the most liberal of the
mainstream congregations, allowing for the ordination of gay
priests and promoting the social gospel, the United Church found
itself paradoxically unable to attract the young.”
footnote says, “An increasingly typical event was the closing,
during the fall of 1994, of Chalmers United Church in downtown
Vancouver. There wasn’t a single member left on its
congregational rolls who was less than 80 years old.”
years, University of Lethbridge sociologist Reginald Bibby has
tracked the religious life of Canadians. In his book ‘Unknown
Gods’ , Bibby states: “Tragically, religious groups are
failing in what appear to be spiritually prosperous times. The
churches are inept religious companies that cannot get the faith
out of the ware house …The news is that interest and intrigue
persist, in spite of the problems of organized religion. The
result may be a very sizable, ongoing spiritual vacuum.”
Anglican Church, according to the census has 2.2 million members
with 784,000 active adherents. Addressing the church synod in
1994, Archbishop Peter O’Driscoll warned: “In the next ten to
fifteen years the largest age group in the present Anglican Church
of Canada will be dead. At the end of two generations, there
won’t be enough people to say there’s still an Anglican Church
alive in this country.”
SAD AND TRAGIC!
the Anglican Church lost 250,000 members from 1981 to 1991, and
the United Church lost 665,000 members during that same period -
that’s 10 % and 20 % respectively - the Pentecostal Church grew
by 100,000 adherents and the Christian & Missionary Alliance
doubled in size!
November,1965 issue of Canada’s Revival Magazine, ‘Cry of His
Coming’ carried the following prophetic headline: 1965 UNITED
CHURCH NEW CURRICULUM SETS STAGE FOR MORE APOSTACY! MODERATOR REV.
HOWSE DENIES PHYSICAL RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST !
that article, this author wrote under the by-line, ‘THE GREAT
FALLING AWAY’ - St. Paul warns: “Let no man deceive you by any
means, for that day shall not come except there come a falling
away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of
perdition.” (2 Thess. 2:3)
‘Great Falling Away’ is Here Now- with entire denominations of
Christian Churches turning their backs on the Holy Scriptures,
declaring them fallible and contradictory. They despise the great
truths of the Bible, and exchange them for their own humanistic,
strange as this may seem, these reprobate preachers actually
play-out the exact role of ‘backsliding Israel’ in Old
My people have committed two evils; they have forsaken Me the
fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken
cisterns that can hold no water.” (Jeremiah 2:13)
IS A LIST OF THEIR BACKSLIDINGS!
have violated the sanctity of the Holy Bible, discarding the
eternal truths of God’s Word. Man-made philosophies, secular
humanism and blatantly spurious doctrines have filled the void!
rely almost totally on man’s wisdom and carnal knowledge, having
rejected the wisdom that comes solely from the Holy Scriptures.
This leaves them incapable of making sound spiritual decisions!
have rejected the counsel of the Holy Spirit- divine paraclete-
and draw their inspiration from the teachings of others similarly
deceived. Serious decision making regarding spiritual matters and
doctrine is therefore prejudiced, flawed and compromised!
emphasis is on good works, rather than the sacrifice of Jesus
Christ for our sins. The ‘social gospel’ they preach is devoid
of the grace of God and faith in the blood of Jesus Christ. Their
‘good works’ message offers only secular and political
rhetoric to undo social injustices, without a sound spiritual
have desecrated the Holy Scriptures by substituting their own
verbiage instead of the correct translation of the original Hebrew
and Greek, in reference to God Himself. These literary
counterfeiters have unilaterally -without any jurisdiction-
decided to change the gender of Almighty God from masculine
(Father) to Mother. Instead of addressing God as He, they
refer to Him as She and the Lord Jesus is not the Son of God, but
the Child of God!
Word of God conclusively states: “This know also, that in the
last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of
their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers,
disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural
affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce,
despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded,
lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of
godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”
(2 Timothy 3:1-5)
the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall
depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and
doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their
conscience seared with a hot iron; Take heed unto thyself, and
unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt
both save thyself, and them that hear thee.” (1 Timothy 4:1-2,
URGENT WARNING ISSUED TO THOSE TAMPERING WITH GOD’S WORD
is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is
antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth
the Son, the same hath not the Father: but he that acknowledgeth
the Son hath the Father also.
believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of
God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus
Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that
confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of
God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard
that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God... Who is he
that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the
Son of God?
we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for
this is the witness of God which He hath testified of His Son. He
that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he
that believeth not God hath made Him a liar; because he believeth
not the record that God gave of His Son. And this is the record,
that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in His
Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son
of God hath not life.” (1 John 2:22-23; 4:1-3; 5:1, 4-5, 9-12)
DOES THIS MEAN? SIMPLY THIS:
who denies that Jesus Christ is God is a false teacher and an
enemy of God.
spirit that confesses that ‘Jesus Christ is come in the flesh’
is of God. Those who do not are of Satan and the Antichrist
DOES THIS MEAN: “Jesus Christ is come in the flesh”?
are millions of babies born daily across the world. They are all
born of flesh & blood. They have all “come in the flesh”.
That is no miracle, but when God is incarnated in human flesh,
that is a miracle. It simply means that Jesus Christ was God in
human flesh! God the Son came down from Heaven, through the very
miraculous and complex process of the virgin birth!
the Holy Spirit placed within the virgin Mary’s womb a specially
created body for the Lord Jesus. He was begotten by the Holy
Spirit and born of a virgin woman without the aid of a human
father. Jesus Christ - true God & true man, in order to suffer
and die for our sins and rise again for our justification. ( )
new United Church curriculum - now taught to thousands of children
- denies the virgin birth of Jesus Christ, leaving the inference
that Joseph or some other man was Jesus’ father. This would
indicate that His mother Mary was sinful and promiscuous, instead
of a chaste virgin and that Jesus Christ was not divine!
you heard of such SACRILEGE? And this - not from an atheistic
journal - but from the official organ and pulpits of Canada’s
largest Protestant denomination!
same ‘curriculum’ calls the first eleven chapters of Genesis -
which deal with God’s marvelous creation, Noah and the flood - a
fable or myth! It denies the miracles in the Bible, rejects the
physical resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and ridicules
His ascension and second coming!
the blasphemous statements made by Rev. Ben Smilie- United Church
chaplain at the University of Saskatchewan, as chronicled by
Regina Leader Post’s Tom Jarvis in an article titled, ‘A
Toronto Telegram printed it in full with the somewhat shocking
passage in large type which speaks of fundamentalist belief in
“clay-made man, a floating zoo, an amphibious-footed Jesus, a
son of God who was a home brew artist, and an ascension that looks
like a Cape Kennedy blast-off”.
you heard of anything more blasphemous and anti-Christian, coming
from the pen of an ordained Protestant clergyman!
let the moderator of the United Church speak for himself. The
following was carried by the Saskatoon Star Phoenix, June 5, 1965.
‘HOWSE SAYS LITERAL BELIEVER IN BIBLE LACKS UNDERSTANDING’.
moderator of the United Church of Canada says Christians who
believe literally in all of the ‘metaphors and imageries’ of
the Bible exhibit ‘lack of understanding’.
Rt. Rev. Ernest Howse of Toronto, in an interview Thursday said
that one of the most significant religious trends today is the
movement away from ‘medieval imagery and hypocrisy’.
Howse, who had been in Banff for a meeting of the United
Church’s Alberta Conference, said people should not take
literally such events as Christ’s physical resurrection and the
virginity of Mary. The moderator said the United Church’s new
curriculum which allows for liberal interpretation of the Bible,
is ‘really nothing new at all’.
is nothing in the curriculum which was not accepted when I was in
College thirty years ago. If people are shocked by it, then it is
evident our ministers have not been adequately teaching their
MODERATOR: SAME OLD APOSTASY IN UNITED CHURCH!
Phipps probably learned ‘APOSTACY’ from professors, who were
themselves corrupted while in College! The new moderator of the
United Church is Rev. Bill Phipps - a little known Calgary pastor
- who is making big waves with his outspoken, irreverent and
blasphemous remarks. It appears that he has excelled in unlearning
the basic, fundamental doctrines of Christianity, in the tradition
of the Rev. Howse and the liberal theological College to which he
ACTIVIST MODERATOR IS ROCKING THE UNITED CHURCHAN -
a major news story carried across Canada in the Southam Press,
Nov.1, 1997, Rev. Phipps made these statements: “I don’t
believe Jesus is the only way to God. I don’t believe he rose
from the dead as a scientific fact. I don’t know whether those
thing happened. It’s an irrelevant question.”
a follow-up article, the ‘Ottawa Citizen’ wrote: ‘CHURCH
MODERATOR A HERETIC, PROFESSOR SAYS’ - “The moderator of the
United Church of Canada is a heretic, says a professor of modern
heretic is defined as someone who chooses a doctrinal path other
than that of the church to which he belongs”, says John
Stackhouse, of the University of Manitoba.
that standard, Rev. Bill Phipps “is a heretic according to the
United Church of Canada’s own standard of doctrine. He’s also
a heretic in generic Christian terms, because he denies the creeds
that all Christians have subscribed to, whether they’re
Catholic, Protestant or Eastern Orthodox.”
interviews with media organizations, Phipps denied the divinity of
Christ, denied the reality of the resurrection as a historical
fact, and said he was unclear ‘The historic Church says there
are such realities, which are crucially important to human
life,’ said Stackhouse, a former president of the Canadian
Evangelical Theological Association."
wholesale backsliding of Christian denominations during these past
30 years, and especially the last decade signals the sad state of
affairs in the Christian church at this very crucial moment in
history - the turn of the century and the millennium!
very sad commentary on the Church is found in Christ’s message
to the Church where He states:
unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things
saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of
the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold
nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art
lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my
mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods,
and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched,
and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to
buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and
white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of
thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve,
that thou mayest see.” (Revelation 3:14-18)
He said, “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's
clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know
them by their fruits...
good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt
tree bring forth good fruit.
by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that saith unto
me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he
that doeth the will of My Father which is in heaven...And then
will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye
that work iniquity.” (Matt. 7:15-23)
asked a very pertinent question: “...Nevertheless. When the son
of man cometh will He find faith on the earth?” The answer is
“not very much”! That is why He stated, “Strive to enter in
at the straight gate, for many, I say unto you will seek to enter
and shall not be able”. (Luke 13:24)
ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the
way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in
thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which
leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” (Matthew
MUST WE PREPARE FOR THE END TIMES AND TO BE SURE WE ARE
READY FOR JESUS CHRIST'S SOON RETURN IN THE SECOND COMING?
Peter warned, “Make your calling and election sure...” (2
Peter 1:10) It behooves each one to do a reality check to be
absolutely certain that you know Jesus Christ personally as your
Lord & Saviour.
that Jesus Christ died for our sins and rose again from the dead
for our justification. Only He has the power to save you because
He is the Redeemer of the world.
said, “I am the way, the truth and the life: no man cometh unto
the Father, but by Me”. (John 14:6) “I am the door: by Me if
any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and
find pasture. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill,
and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they
might have it more abundantly.” (John 10:9-10)
Bible says, “For there is one God, and one mediator between God
and men, the man Christ Jesus;” (1 Tim. 2:5) “Neither is there
salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven
given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)
Paul declared, “Let this mind be in you, which was also in
Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not
robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation,
and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the
likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled
himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the
cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a
name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every
knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and
things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that
Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
Christ invites us to receive Him as personal Saviour and Lord with
the promise: “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy
laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28) And, “All that
the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I
will in no wise cast out.” (John 6:37)
are warned: “But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat
of that bread, and drink of that cup.” (1 Corinthians 11:28)
I DO TO BE SAVED?
said, "Come unto Me all ye that labour and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28)
my dear friend, God is still in the business of setting men and
women free from their sins, sorrows, heartbreaks, fears and
troubles. In this age of frustrations, nervous tensions and
mental collapses, Jesus Christ is still granting peace to the
troubled, joy to the discouraged, strength to the weary and
healing to the sick!
CAN I BE SAVED?
- You MUST admit that you are a sinner
Bible says, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of
God”. (Rom. 3:23) “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have
turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on Him the
iniquity of us all.” (Isaiah 53:6)
MUST believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that Jesus died
on the cross, was buried and rose again from the dead.
whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal
life. He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that
believeth not is condemned already.” (John 3:15,18) “Verily,
verily, I say unto you, He that heareth My word, and believeth on
Him that sent Me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into
condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.” (John 5:24)
MUST repent of your sins
Bible says, “…except ye repent, ye shall all likewise
perish.” (Lu.13:3) “Let the wicked forsake his way and the
unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord,
and He will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for He will
abundantly pardon”. (Isaiah 55:7)
- You MUST receive Jesus Christ as your Saviour
Bible says: “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only
begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish,
but have everlasting life”. (John 3:16)
I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open
the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he
with Me.” (Rev. 3:20) “He that hath the Son hath life: and he
that hath not the Son of God hath not life.” (1 John 5:12)
- You MUST confess Jesus Christ as your LORD
Bible says: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord
Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him
from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man
believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is
made unto salvation”. (Romans 10:9-10)
shall confess Me before men, him shall the Son of man confess
before the angels of God: But he that denieth Me before men shall
be denied before the angels of God.” (Luke 12:8, 9)
DO I INVITE
JESUS CHRIST INTO MY LIFE?
to God, a prayer - from your heart.
Tell Him that you
are a sinner and that you need forgiveness. Tell him that
you believe Jesus Christ died for your sins. Tell him that
you are willing to change, to turn away from sin. Ask Jesus
Christ to come into your heart and life and be your personal
as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons
of God, even to them that believe on his name." (John 1:12)
if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are
passed away; behold, all things are become new." (2
you prayed and ask Jesus Christ into your heart - YOU HAVE NOW
RECEIVED THE GIFT OF SALVATION - YOU HAVE BECOME A CHILD OF GOD.
God Bless You.
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